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Friday, November 18, 2011

Paul Ryan Wants You to Wait for the Trickle

Posted by on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Paul Ryan is supposed to be the brains of the Republican Party, in much the same way that Newt Gingrich used to be the brains of the Republican Party. Yesterday, Ryan released a report on income equality [PDF]. Unsurprisingly, it's full of the same old Republican talking points, gussied up with a few more misleading smarty-pants graphs. It's the same shit sandwich, though: Trickle-down economics, lowered taxes for everyone, and fixing the loopholes in the tax code.

The Washington Post has published a refutation of Ryan's plan, explaining the inflated numbers and regressive tax structures behind the report. The Ryan plan is going to be a huge Republican talking point for the next few months, so this is required reading for anyone who wants to be able to intelligently discuss the Republican strategy.

 

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Only one possible response to Lying Ryan:

Drones for Jaysus:

http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads…

Posted by sgt_doom on November 18, 2011 at 10:54 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 2
Since Government is the single principle cause of inequality, less taxes for everyone would rectify the situation.

Paul Ryan. Occupant.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on November 18, 2011 at 10:57 AM · Report this
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I will be happy to "intelligently discuss" Republican strategy if and when I ever find a Republican capable of doing the same.
Posted by Halcyonic on November 18, 2011 at 10:58 AM · Report this
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Perhaps Lying Ryan's been watching the wrong musicals lately?

Damn It Feels Good to be Banker -- A Wall Street Musical


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROlDmux7T…
Posted by sgt_doom on November 18, 2011 at 11:02 AM · Report this
emor 5
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Please, go on, Bailo. I really want to know how "Government is the single principle cause of inequality." Stop being such a tease.
Posted by emor on November 18, 2011 at 11:05 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 6
Lol, it's like they keep pretending Greece, Spain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, and Portugal aren't in trouble primarily due to a lack of tax collection on the Rich and Corporations, when every metric shows that is where the problem is - the aberrant cause of all the other problems.

Seriously, greed ain't good.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on November 18, 2011 at 11:11 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 7
With whom would one intelligently discuss the Republican strategy?
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on November 18, 2011 at 11:12 AM · Report this
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Thank goodness I don't have to intelligently discuss the Republican strategy because I don't have the energy to read their nonsense.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on November 18, 2011 at 1:46 PM · Report this
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Republicans can't discuss economic policy on the internet because there is no shout-down-your-opponnent key.
Posted by montex on November 19, 2011 at 10:59 AM · Report this

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